First District Democrat Jimmy Farris on Wednesday called on GOP Rep. Raul Labrador to provide a detailed plan to cover 294,000 uninsured Idahoans or give up his benefits and salary.
Labrador on Wednesday again voted to repeal Obamacare.
Following the campaign's practice to date, Labrador's campaign chief, China Gum, declined comment on Farris' news release.
About 17 percent of Idahoans are uninsured, ranking 17th-highest among the states.
Farris' news release follows:
First district candidate Jimmy Farris: “If there is no Labrador Health Care Plan He Should Forfeit His Cadillac Health Care Benefits and Return His $174,000 Salary”
MERIDIAN, ID - Democratic Candidate for the First Congressional District, Jimmy Farris, demanded that his opponent Congressman Raul Labrador reveal a detailed plan for health care reform to cover the 294,000 uninsured Idahoans.
"When Congressman Labrador votes today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) he must simultaneously reveal his own version of a health care plan that protects Idaho senior citizens, young Idahoans covered under their parent's plan and Idahoans with pre-existing conditions. Congressman Labrador should also tell us whether insurance companies will once again be able to impose lifetime caps on Americans," Farris said.
"The fact is, Congressman Labrador is a well paid obstructionist with no plan. While making $174,000 and enjoying a Cadillac health care plan provided by the taxpayers, he abandons 294,000 uninsured," Farris said.
"Congressman Labrador should do the honorable thing and forfeit his Cadillac health care plan and his $174,000 salary until he reveals his comprehensive health care plan," Farris said.
"Where's your plan, Congressman Labrador?" Farris challenged. "Roll it out for all to see. Do it now."
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